However, they have been surrounded with controversy after evidence emerged that they were using an elaborate system to steal signs when they won the 2017 World Series and when they won the American League pennant in 2019. Despite being exposed as cheaters, the Astros have a deep lineup full of playoff experience.
Their 93-69 record was the second-best in the AL. They gave the Chicago White Sox fits this season, sweeping them in dominant fashion during their four-game series in Houston. They won the season series 5-2. The Astros lead the all-time series 38-35.
The Astros will also be the home team for this series which doesn’t bode well for the White Sox. The White Sox have an 11-20 record at Minute Maid Park. However, the White Sox got the best of the Astros the last time they met in the playoffs, sweeping them in the 2005 World Series.
We can only hope that the Chicago White Sox are able to see history repeat itself. If it does, they have a chance to have themselves a very nice postseason run. This is going to be tough but they are good enough to do it.
The Chicago White Sox are going to face a very scary Houston Astros team.
The series is set to kick off on Thursday so the White Sox have a chance to do their final scouting reports. Here are five players that they need to watch out for: